NRS - National Road Series

NRS - National Road Series

High5 Dream Team Eager For NRS Restart

After a two-month hiatus, the High5 Dream Team is eager to get back into National Road Series action at the 2017 Tour of the South West this weekend in Victoria’s picturesque regions of Port Campbell and Peterborough. Racing on Saturday sees a double stage day, with a 12.7km time trial in the morning followed by a 51km road race in the afternoon. On Sunday, the action heads to Peterborough for a fast and furious 40-minute criterium to determine the tour winner. One rider who is eager to get back into racing is Victorian Sam de Riter, who will be hoping to add to her palmares after taking out the final stage at the 2017 Tour of East Gippsland . ‘The High5 Dream Team has a strong and diverse squad for the Tour of South West this weekend, and I think we can really mix it up with the best in the peloton and make some appearances on the top step of the podium!’ ‘The Holden Women’s Racing Team will have the current National Road Series leader, and the 2016 series winner on the start line on Saturday, so I think they will definitely have the targets on their back, and it’s up to the rest of us to see if we are strong enough to knock them off.’ ‘We have three Victorians in the squad, myself, Tessa, and Ruby, so we’re certainly hoping for some typically tough Victorian conditions to blow the race apart!’ 2017 TOUR OF SOUTH WEST HIGH5 DREAM TEAM SQUAD Chloe Moran Sam de Riter Tessa Fabry Ruby Roseman-Gannon Emily Roper Racing starts at 8am on Saturday, follow #H5DT and #NRS17 on Twitter for updates!

World number one Ankudinoff gears up for Tour of South West

The women's peloton at this weekend's Tour of South West - the second event for women in the 2017 Subaru National Road Series (#NRS17) – will boast a world number inside the ranks. Sydney's Ashlee Ankudinoff, 27, a dual world...

The Keagan Girdlestone comeback continues with return to NRS for Grafton to Inverell

Keagan Girdlestone is excited to announce his return to the Australian National Road Series when he takes on the 228km one day classic the Grafton to Inverell race in New South Wales on the 13th May. Keagan Girdlestone: “I really believe I’m ready for this. I’ve had an awesome block of training with solid 30 hour weeks in the lead up. I’ve gained movement and dexterity in my right arm and I’m lean and super hungry to get back into the NRS for this race. It’s a really competitive level of racing and I just want to ride!” In the lead up to the Grafton to Inverell 2017, Keagan has not only been training, he’s been racing as well. "I started out with some fondos and fun type events with a clear goal of just finishing. ThenI went and raced some elite races here in NZ. I'm not fearful at all in peloton.” Due to the nature of the graft in his neck, Keagan was initially restricted to under 145 beats per minute at all times. After months of steady training under this limitation, his doctors saw fit to remove the restriction in late March 2017 and Keagan knew that his real comeback could begin. Why the Grafton to Inverell? Keagan: “There are a number of factors; the timing, the single day nature of the race and the fact that it’s over 200km and I've never raced over 200km. It’s all about constantly challenging myself…” Keagan will be a guest rider with the newest (and possibly) youngest squad in the National Road Series- Team Ultra Racing who have stated that their goal for 2017 is to establish the team in the National Road Race Series with a great Team of riders on and off the bike. As far as race goals, Keagan is ambitious but realistic. “I am just going there to finish. This is just another piece in the comeback puzzle. That said, since my crash, I’ve become notorious for wanting to over achieve so the not-so-secret secondary goal is to finish with the bunch - or what remains of it! I’m not going in as a favourite rider nor as a supported one. There’s no pressure to perform, so I am going to just enjoy it.” The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is Australia’s toughest one day cycling race and is an iconic event on the national cycling calendar. At 228km with 3382m of climbing, including the formidable 17km climb of the Gibraltar Range, it takes riders through the beautiful Clarence Valley and New England Highlands of northern NSW. It has been long regarded as one of the most prestigious races in the country and past winners and participants boasts many riders who have Olympic Games and Tour de France success. About: Keagan Girdlestone is a 20 year old cyclist who was born in South Africa and resides in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2016, while racing in his first season as a neo pro in Italy, he was nearly fatally injured when he collided with a car while racing in Italy. Since then he has defied records, expectations and doctors orders to realise his dream of become a pro cyclist. Website: https://keagangirdlestone.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Keaganvtc Twitter: @Keagan_vtc Instagram: keagangirdlestone

Isowhey Sports Swisse Wellness looking forward to 2017

With the men's 2017 Subaru National Road Series (NRS) season opener fast approaching, 2016 champion team IsoWhey Sports Swiss Wellness are looking to pick up where they left off at the Grafton to Inverell on 13 May. The merger between...

Local rider has sights set on Classic Podium

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Battle on the Border postponed until later in the year

The iconic Subaru NRS Battle on the Border has been postponed until later in the year after concerns for rider safety and community welfare in light of the devastation and damage caused to the area by Cyclone Debbie. Cycling Australia...

mobius Future Racing to take on USA’s best before Subaru NRS

The men’s peloton will begin the 2017 Subaru National Road Series (NRS) at the Battle on the Border later this month, with 2016 team’s runner-up mobius Future Racing set to get to taste the best of both worlds with...

Brown’s star on the rise in the Subaru NRS

When one takes a look at the women’s Subaru NRS standings, it is easy to see Holden Cycling has begun 2017 on a high. Louisa Lobigs claimed the honours at the season’s opening event, the Tour of East Gippsland, with...

Autumn Classic building on success

The 2017 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic will be the second round of this year’s Subaru National Road Series. The race will continue with an autumn date of May 13 after the success of 2016 that saw increased numbers...

@RoxsoltAttaquer Says G’day USA

Article submitted by Cycling Australia Subaru National Road Series primes Australia’s RoxsoltAttaquer Team for US racing debut, while former professional Loren Rowney joins the team as Sport Director for the international season. Now in its fifth year, the 2017 season promises...

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